Boston University School of Visual Arts is proud to present the 2022 MFA Thesis Exhibitions, featuring the work of graduating MFA candidates in Graphic Design, Painting, and Sculpture. Two showcases will highlight their work in Boston University Art Galleries’s Faye G., Jo, and James Stone Gallery.

MFA Thesis Exhibitions kicked off with the MFA Painting and Sculpture showcase, which is open through April 2. The MFA Graphic Design exhibition will be on view April 13–29 with an opening reception at Stone Gallery on April 15 from 5 to 7pm.

Lucy Kim, associate professor of art and interim chair of graduate studies in painting and David Snyder, assistant professor of art and chair of graduate studies in sculpture share the following about the students’ work and resilience while navigating the uncertainty a pandemic can bring:

This remarkable group of students started their MFA journey in the Fall of 2020, optimistic that the confusion and uncertainty of a global pandemic would soon fade. Although these hopes proved false, these artists persevered in their studios and classes and continued to learn, expand, make, break, scream, cry, laugh, sigh, and wonder what it even means to make art in this moment. After the tumult and uncertainty of the past two years, they realize that they are re-entering a landscape that has fundamentally shifted.

As their faculty, it has been an honor to be a part of their journey and privy to their individual stories. The works in this exhibition point to where each artist started nearly two years ago, to a point of arrival today, and to where they may be heading. The strength of their efforts suggests an overwhelming potential that fills us with hope.

Learn more about Boston University School of Visual Arts and the 2022 MFA Thesis Exhibitions.